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Advances in ablation for prostate cancer

prostate cancer

Advances in ablation for prostate cancer Advances in ablation for prostate cancer Micrograph showing prostatic acinar adenocarcinoma (the most common form of prostate cancer) Credit: Wikipedia DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and we are looking at treatment options. One doctor suggested a prostatectomy, but my …

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Cancer immunotherapy ‘uniquely suppressed’ by liver tumors

Cancer immunotherapy

Cancer immunotherapy ‘uniquely suppressed’ by liver tumors Cancer immunotherapy ‘uniquely suppressed’ by liver tumors Checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapies, such as PD-1 blockade, fail to provide sufficient protection in patients with liver metastasis. Credit: Lee et al., Sci. Immunol. 5, eaba0759 (2020) Though cancer immunotherapy has become a promising standard-of-care treatment—and in …

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Lab-grown tumor models could lead to improved ovarian cancer treatments

Lab grown tumour models could lead to improved ovarian cancer treatments

Lab-grown tumor models could lead to improved ovarian cancer treatments Lab-grown tumor models could lead to improved ovarian cancer treatments Ovarian cancer cells forming a cancer spheroid as they grow within the peptide-protein co-assembling material. Credit: Alvaro Mata Scientists have created a three-dimensional (3-D) tumor model in the laboratory for …

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DNA changes in healthy bladder provide clues on how cancer arises

DNA

DNA changes in healthy bladder provide clues on how cancer arises DNA changes in healthy bladder provide clues on how cancer arises DNA double helix. Credit: public domain The first comprehensive study of DNA changes in healthy and diseased human bladder tissue has revealed that ‘cancer-driving’ mutations are common in …

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Pathogens in the mouth induce oral cancer

Pathogens in the mouth induce oral cancer

Pathogens in the mouth induce oral cancer Pathogens in the mouth induce oral cancer Dental care. Credit: Pixabay user Vanessafrazao Pathogens found in tissues that surround the teeth contribute to a highly aggressive type of oral cancer, according to a study published 1st October in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens …

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HPV vaccine effective against cervical cancer

HPV

HPV vaccine effective against cervical cancer HPV vaccine effective against cervical cancer Electron micrograph of a negatively stained human papilloma virus (HPV) which occurs in human warts. Credit: public domain Women vaccinated against HPV have a significantly lower risk of developing cervical cancer, and the positive effect is most pronounced …

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